22 July 2013

Emirates Team NZ loses headsail but wins (video)

Emirates Team NZ's headsail goes swimmingEven though they sailed more than half the race without a headsail, Emirates Team New Zealand still defeated Luna Rossa Challenge by 2 minutes, 19 seconds today in a race of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series. Leading on the first upwind leg, the third of the course, a halyard seemingly broke on the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72. Skipper Dean Barker's crew tossed the jib overboard and it was retrieved by the chase boat. The Kiwis sailed the remainder of the race with just the 131-foot tall wing sail. Today's seven-leg course measured 15.42 nautical miles, and Emirates Team New Zealand completed the course in 48 minutes, 10 seconds. The Kiwis posted a top speed of 38.72 knots, compared to 37.73 knots for Luna Rossa Challenge.

2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds Day 5 Highlights

Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds Concludes In Limassol, Cyprus
International Sailing Federation
After five days of epic racing featuring 96 races the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has drawn to a close in Limassol, Cyprus.

Yachting: New twist to America's Cup intrigue
New Zealand Herald
... relation to everyone else's - remains unknown to everybody except Oracle. Or, to be more accurate, Oracle have a better idea than anyone else. Fair? Of course it's not fair. But this is the America's Cup where things are usually slanted towards the ...

Full speed ahead for Coast yacht clubs | Outdoors | The Sun Herald: "Seven years and 11 months after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, the Coast's seven yacht clubs are sailing full-speed ahead. The Category 3 hurricane delivered a haymaker in the fall of 2005, wrecking the facilities of the Coast yachts clubs -- Bay Waveland, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian and Singing River. All seven yacht clubs now have excellent facilities, even as they've had to deal with Hurricanes Gustav and Isaac as well as the BP oil spill since Katrina's devastation."

Sailing off to Mackinac Island | The Times Herald | thetimesherald.com: "Windquest was one of the last boats out of the chute in Saturday’s Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race. The Max Z86 owned by Doug and Dick DeVos out of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club is in the Turbo Class on the Shore Course, which had the final start of the day at 2:10 p.m. in lower Lake Huron, 2 hours, 40 minutes after the first start. By 5 p.m., it had caught the rest of boats on the Shore Course and was pulling away — from everyone but Il Mostro, that is, the Volvo 70 in the same class as Windquest which was slightly behind. . . ."

Sailing off to Mackinac Island
Port Huron Times Herald
No Surprise, a boat sailing in the Double Handed Class, owned by David Irish of Harbor Springs, was the last to be caught by Windquest, just north of the Sanilac County Park. The Double Handed Class had begun at 11:30 a.m., the first start of the day.

Sailing: Burling and crew keen to get going
The Bay of Plenty Times
Tauranga sailor Peter Burling leads the seven-man NZL Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) set to go up against nine other teams in the inaugural Red Bull Youth America's Cup on San Francisco Bay from September 1-4 - the window ...

SAILING: Long Beach's John Sangmeister grateful for support after Tritium ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The Tritium Racing Team, owned and skippered by John Sangmeister of Gladstone's Long Beach, won the Transpac sailing race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Sangmeister's trimaran crossed the finish line late Thursday night, completing the 2,225 ...

Sailing: Singapore win team title at Optimist World Championships
Channel News Asia
RIVA DEL GARDA (Italy): Singapore's optimist sailors have won the team racing title at the Optimist World Championships for the third successive year. The team of Koh Yi Kun, Fathin Rasyikin, Loh Jia Yi, Edward Tan, Bertha Han knocked out Uruguay ...

Petrat writes about sailing to Florida in her first book
The book was published in July of 2013 and is a story Petrat's voyage on her boat (a 22-foot Pearson Ensign) in which she sailed from Kittery, Maine, to her new home in Sarasota, Fla. She sailed alone for all but the first week of her three-month ...

Sail Townsville - a massive boost for Queensland Sailing
Sail World
The inaugural Sail Townsville event will run from 24 August until 3 September will be a culmination of SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, 'Townsville Alive' a mainland Community, Arts and Entertainment Festival and a Yachting Queensland Multi-Class ...

Yacht club sails toward 75th anniversary
South Bend Tribune
Although there's more emphasis today on social activities, it's sailboat racing that has sustained the organization. The club's largest such race is Saturday and Sunday, when it will stage its nationally recognized Open Sailing Championship Regatta ...

Sail Townsville - a massive boost for sailing in FNQ
Sail World
The inaugural Sail Townsville event will run from 24 August until 3 September will be a culmination of SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, 'Townsville Alive' a mainland Community, Arts and Entertainment Festival and a Yachting Queensland Multi-Class ...

TOPICS: Sailing seals visit for winter break
Newcastle Herald
BRIAN Woodrow, of Whitebridge, did well to spot this visitor sprawled on the Nobbys breakwall. It was one of those brooding days where ocean and sky seem to meld into one grey liquid, but look closely and you'll make out a fat cigar-shaped figure face ...

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